Online Graduate Diploma in Project Management

Online Graduate Diploma in Project Management

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Future-proof your project management career.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 16 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 16 months intensive
Fees:

AU$3,720 per course (2022)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Develop the leadership skills you need to succeed across all industries.

The learning experiences of this program are designed to foster excellence in project management practice. You’ll learn how to run complex projects with a range of stakeholders, managing all phases on time and to budget, and contribute to an increase in business effectiveness.

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Impact your career with an in-demand project management qualification

Develop your expertise in project management (PM) with a qualification that equips you with the leadership skills you need to succeed across all industries.

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Learn the skills to be a dynamic leader in project management

Consolidate your skills into the project management qualification you need to impact your career. The driving force behind our project management program is the industry connections you’ll make while studying. You will learn from renowned academics and industry leaders.

Taught by industry experts

You’ll learn from and engage with a strong network of academic and industry leaders.

One of Australia’s longest-running PM programs

We’ve been educating people in all facets of project management for more than two decades.

100% online and flexible

A fast-paced way to finish your degree without compromising the coursework or your career.

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

Examine the foundational principles that underpin project management practice. You will develop your knowledge of project management techniques and how to scope, plan and manage a project. You will also analyse the legal framework that governs the practice of project management.

In addition, your exposure to introductory leadership concepts and principles will develop your ability to identify and manage project team dynamics.

The prime objective of this course is to build on and develop your understanding of best practice principles and practices of project management, then develop your capacity to apply these in any commercial, industrial or professional context.

Study on campus

The Graduate Diploma in Project Management is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Diploma does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Be a leader of tomorrow

The online Graduate Diploma in Project Management will arm you with the knowledge and expertise to successfully manage large-scale projects. You’ll learn to lead projects from concept to completion – on budget and on-time.

The program will introduce you to practical tools to mitigate risk, design strong projects and lead successful teams – confidently and based on proven strategies.

With an online Graduate Diploma in Project Management, you’ll gain exactly the same qualification as you would studying on-campus. The only difference is that the program has been designed specifically for online learning. When you complete your studies you have the option to move on to the on-campus Master of Project Management.

RMIT’s Graduate Diploma in Project Management is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in Australia, educating people in all facets of project management for over 20 years.

The 100% online, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

The driving force behind our project management program is the industry connections that inform the design and delivery.

Not only will you be learning from renowned academics, but you can also be confident that the quality and relevance of our program has the backing of an advisory board of notable industry leaders.

8 courses | 16 months intensive part-time
Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

A critical part of delivering high-level coursework online is providing students with a consistent approach to assessment.

Students are assessed on how well each of their course learning outcomes is met, in alignment with the overall program learning outcomes.

Examples of common assessments may include group and individual tasks, such as:

  • analysis of case studies
  • costing exercises
  • reflective writing tasks
  • proposals and reports

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to grasp and apply key project management concepts to your current or prospective workplace. You will be able to lead and direct projects confidently with the knowledge learnt from the Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Management Techniques
  • Project Design for Quality
  • Managing Project Teams
  • Evaluating and Managing Project Risk
  • Project Financial Management and Appraisal
  • Project Initiation Management
  • Information and Technology Management

Career

Project management is both a theoretical and practical discipline.

It’s the perfect stepping stone, where your diverse skills can be utilised across a range of industries.

Giving you a broad base of knowledge, this program develops and consolidates the most sought-after, transferrable, soft and hard skills of project managers in any industry so that graduates can apply them in whatever field they want to work in after graduating.

Project management is a growing career. With an increase in the amount of project-based work, the Project Management Institute predicts global demand for project managers is set to increase in a range of sectors including IT, energy, healthcare, construction, finance, aerospace and defence.

There is also a range of international opportunities in this sector for graduates, with the U.S., Brazil, China, India, Germany and of course, Australia, all experiencing an increase in major projects and associated demands for project skills.

In addition, the Graduate Diploma in Project Management encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate, so should you need to exit the program, you can still earn a postgraduate qualification.

Admissions

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or

Minimum of five years’ professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than five years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience.

Successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), or

Minimum of five years’ professional work experience in a related industry. Applicants with professional experience at a senior level that is less than five years may also be considered.

To have your professional experience considered you must include in your application:

  • a CV
  • a statement that details your experience.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University (see below).

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Our Graduate Diploma in Project Management encompasses courses that make up our Graduate Certificate, so should you need to exit the program early, you can still earn a postgraduate qualification.

The Graduate Diploma is also a pathway to the Master degree for some students.

Fees

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,720 per course
  • Total AU$29,760 for eight courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2022 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,720 per course
  • Total AU$29,760 for eight courses.

Fees apply to 2022 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.